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Akoya Reports Record Revenue in the First Quarter of 2023 and Reiterates Full Year 2023 Revenue Guidance

Q1 2023 revenue $21.4 million, 27% y/y growth
Reiterating FY 2023 revenue guidance range of $95-98 million

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akoya Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKYA) (“Akoya”), The Spatial Biology Company®, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2023.

“Akoya started the year strong, highlighted by record quarterly revenue and our 1000th spatial instrument placement in April, the largest installed base in the rapidly growing spatial biology industry,” said Brian McKelligon, Chief Executive Officer, Akoya Biosciences. “We continue to see robust growth and rising interest in our platforms across the discovery, translational, and clinical markets, as well as strong traction with our new product offerings. Our targeted investments in product development, commercial expansion, and business infrastructure have positioned us well to continue to drive long-term growth, while moving towards business profitability.”

First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $21.4 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared to $16.9 million in the prior year period; an increase of 26.6%.
  • Product revenue (which includes instruments, reagents, and software) was $15.5 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared to $13.3 million in the prior year period; an increase of 16.5%.
    • Instrument revenue was $9.6 million, compared to $8.5 million; an increase of 12.9%.
    • Reagent revenue was $5.7 million, compared to $4.6 million; an increase of 23.9%.
  • Service and other revenue totaled $5.9 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared to $3.6 million in the prior year period; an increase of 63.9%.
  • Gross profit was $12.3 million and gross profit margin was 57.4% in the first quarter of 2023.
  • 58 instruments were sold in the first quarter of 2023; 19 PhenoCyclers, 39 PhenoImagers (which includes Fusion and HT); compared to 51 instruments sold in the prior year period (14 PhenoCyclers, 37 PhenoImagers).
  • Instrument installed base of 992 as of March 31, 2023 (273 PhenoCyclers, 719 PhenoImagers); compared to an installed base of 748 in the prior year period (196 PhenoCyclers, 552 PhenoImagers); an increase of 33%.
  • Combined-unit PhenoCycler-Fusion installed base of 128 as of March 31, 2023; compared to 23 in the prior year period.
  • $60.2 million of cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2023, with $11.3 million in additional debt capacity.

First Quarter 2023 Business Highlights

2023 Financial Outlook

The Company, based on its current plans and initiatives, continues to expect full year 2023 revenue guidance range of $95-98 million.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Akoya will host a conference call today, May 8, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results. Investors interested in listening to the conference call are required to register online. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the “Investors” section of the Company's website at The webcast will be archived on the website following the completion of the call for three months.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. All statements contained in this release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including expectations regarding our ability to market and sell our PhenoCycler and PhenoImager platforms and our other products and services, our ability to increase awareness of spatial biology technology, our ability to execute on our plans and expectations, our research and development efforts and other matters regarding our business strategies, future performance, use of capital, results of operations and financial position and plans and objectives for future operations.

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About Akoya Biosciences

As The Spatial Biology Company®, Akoya Biosciences’ mission is to bring context to the world of biology and human health through the power of spatial phenotyping. The Company offers comprehensive single-cell imaging solutions that allow researchers to phenotype cells with spatial context and visualize how they organize and interact to influence disease progression and response to therapy. Akoya offers a full continuum of spatial phenotyping solutions to serve the diverse needs of researchers across discovery, translational and clinical research: PhenoCode™ Panels and PhenoCycler®, PhenoImager® Fusion and PhenoImager HT Instruments. To learn more about Akoya, visit

Investor Contact:

Priyam Shah
Sr. Director, Investor Relations
Akoya Biosciences 

Media Contact:

Christine Quern

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(in thousands)

     March 31, 2023    December 31, 2022
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 60,247 $ 74,229
Marketable securities     6,989
Accounts receivable, net   12,943   9,729
Inventories, net   14,507   14,486
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   3,977   6,764
Total current assets   91,674   112,197
Property and equipment, net   10,425   10,174
Demo inventory, net   1,967   2,084
Intangible assets, net   19,496   20,048
Goodwill   18,262   18,262
Operating lease right of use assets, net   10,187   10,785
Financing lease right of use assets, net   1,290   1,490
Other non-current assets   996   991
Total assets $ 154,297 $ 176,031
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities $ 22,983 $ 27,147
Current portion of operating lease liabilities   2,975   3,009
Current portion of financing lease liabilities   608   620
Deferred revenue   6,657   6,279
Total current liabilities   33,223   37,055
Deferred revenue, net of current portion   2,545   2,114
Long-term debt, net   63,455   63,277
Contingent consideration liability, net of current portion   4,626   6,039
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion   7,698   8,203
Financing lease liabilities, net of current portion   539   675
Other long-term liabilities   87   87
Total liabilities   112,173   117,450
Total stockholders' equity   42,124   58,581
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 154,297 $ 176,031

Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

  Three months ended
  March 31,  March 31, 
     2023    2022
Product revenue $ 15,524  $ 13,343 
Service and other revenue   5,886    3,551 
Total revenue   21,410    16,894 
Cost of goods sold:        
Cost of product revenue   5,751    4,080 
Cost of service and other revenue   3,366    2,718 
Total cost of goods sold   9,117    6,798 
Gross profit   12,293    10,096 
Operating expenses:        
Selling, general and administrative   21,758    18,193 
Research and development   5,773    5,714 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration   227    200 
Depreciation and amortization   1,971    1,543 
Total operating expenses   29,729    25,650 
Loss from operations   (17,436)   (15,554)
Other income (expense):        
Interest expense   (2,054)   (749)
Interest income   765    22 
Other expense, net   (48)   (96)
Loss before provision for income taxes   (18,773)   (16,377)
Provision for income taxes   (29)   (22)
Net loss $ (18,802) $ (16,399)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (0.49) $ (0.44)
Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted   38,326,024    37,464,496 

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